In-person registration ends Sept. 21. 

Register for the virtual conference until September 29!

Watch sessions at your leisure 60 days post-conference.

Hybrid Conference: In-person and Virtual September 29 and 30 – Optional Pre-Conference Wednesday AM

This two-day hybrid conference provides opportunities for continuing education, networking, learning, and collaboration for those who work to prevent and respond to child maltreatment and trauma.

Who Should Attend

Professionals and community members who are passionate about the prevention of and response to child abuse and maltreatment, including:

  • Medical Providers
  • Nurses
  • Legal Community
  • Behavioral Health
  • Social Workers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Business Community
  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Community Advocates
  • Dental Providers
  • Students

Conference approved for CE credits

The 21st Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference is approved for continuing education credits from the following licensing bodies:


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Sanford Health and the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment. Sanford Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Sanford Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Sanford Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

9.7 ANCC Contact Hours

Go to the conference website for information on which sessions qualify.

SD Department of Education

Status:  10 hours approved

SD Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists

Status:  10 hours approved

SD Board of Social Work Examiners

Status: 10 hours approved

SD State Board of Dentistry

Status:  10 hours approved (clinical hours)

SD EMS Program

Status:  Pre-Conference – 3 hours approved (2 hours Medical & 1 hour Trauma)

Regular Conference – 7 hours approved (3 hours Operations, 2 Hours Trauma & 2 Hours Medical)

SD Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals

Status: 10 hours approved

SD Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Status:  Participants can submit a certificate of attendance for approval on their own

State Bar of South Dakota

Certain programs may qualify for CLE credit in other jurisdictions. Contact [email protected] to receive a certificate of attendance. The State Bar will not request pre-approval for any conference program and does not guarantee CLE approval.

Apply Now!

Scholarships are available for many professionals working in the field of child advocacy due to the generous support of the South Dakota Department of Education, Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, SANE program grant, and Sanford Health. Contact [email protected] for more information about applying for a scholarship.

Thank you to our conference partners:

The Unified Judicial System Court Improvement Program

Child’s Voice at Sanford Health

Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment